Alessandra Jerolleman, MPA, CFM
Alessandra Jerolleman is the founder and Executive Director of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA). She is also a Program Specialist in the Gulf Coast with Save the Children USA, working on a resilience initiative around children’s needs in emergencies. She currently serves as one of the Tri-Chairs for the National Hazard Mitigation Collaborative Alliance, sits on the board of the Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership, and sits on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Public Administration’s Section on Emergency and Crisis Management. She is the co-author of a textbook, “Natural Hazard Mitigation,” which will be published by CRC Press in late 2011. Ms. Jerolleman has acquired wide-ranging experience in the private, non-profit, and academic sectors.
Ms. Jerolleman’s experience includes the following:
- Plan development and Steering Committee facilitation for hazard mitigation planning of local and state level mitigation planning efforts
- Site assessments to determine vulnerabilities and develop mitigation actions for multiple jurisdictions and universities.
- Community education and outreach regarding hazard mitigation in communities who struggle with repetitive loss from natural hazard events.
- Delivery of training and education to stakeholders regarding mitigation planning, multi-jurisdictional coordination, community education and outreach.
Planning, Policy, and Training
- FEMA Region VI Mitigation Conference, 2011, speaker: Planning for Children in Disasters
- National Hurricane Conference, 2011, workshop: Children in Disasters
- National Hurricane Conference, 2011, speaker: Mitigation Rap Session
- American Society of Public Administration Conference, 2011, speaker: Natural Hazard Mitigation for Infrastructure
- Disaster Resistant University Conference, 2011, speaker: Risk Assessments for Universities
- Groves Family Conference, 2011, speaker: Unique Needs of Children in Emergencies
- Natural Hazards Workshop, 2010, speaker: Motivating Local Governments to Reduce Hazards Risks
- First Annual Natural Hazard Mitigation Association Workshop 2010, host: Implementing Gilbert White’s Vision: Moving Hazard Mitigation Forward
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers Conference, 2010, speaker: Early Bird Session: Hazard Mitigation Planning
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers Conference, 2010, moderator: Getting the Most out of Hazard Mitigation Planning
- American Society of Public Administration Conference, 2010, discussant: Natural Hazard Mitigation: Pre-Disaster Accountability and Responsibility
- National Hurricane Conference, 2010, moderator: Hazard Mitigation Planner: Updating State and Local Mitigation Plans
- National Hurricane Conference, 2010, speaker: Mitigation Rap Session
- American Society of Public Administration Conference, 2009, discussant: Legacy of Hurricane Katrina: Opportunity and Challenge
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers Conference, 2009, speaker: Expanded Mitigation Strategies: Turning Plans into Projects
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers Conference, 2008, speaker: Ground Truthing the Repetitive Loss List
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers Conference, 2008, speaker: Progress Report: Louisiana’s Hazard Mitigation Planning Pilot Grant Program
- American Society of Public Administration Conference, 2008, speaker: A Case Study in Implementation and Programmatic Failure: FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in Southeastern Louisiana
- Community Education and Outreach program development, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Homeowner Mitigation Outreach, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan developed for the Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, Texas.
- State Hazard Mitigation plans developed for Mississippi, Louisiana and Rhode Island
- Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plans developed for Caldwell, Concordia, Jackson, Lafayette, Lincoln, Morehouse, Tensas, and Union Parishes, Louisiana; Chatham County, Georgia; and the Town of Sterlington, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
- Disaster Resistant University Plans developed for Tulane University and University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment developed for Pearl River Community College, Poplarville, Mississippi; and City of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers
- American Society of Public Administration
- International Association of Emergency Managers
- American Planning Association